Let's face it. I'm probably being a bad "doggie mom" right now. I put our little cocker spaniel outside for some fresh air about an hour ago and she's beginning to worry that I forgot that she exists. I can see her standing on her outside doghouse trying to look into the living room window (we have blackout curtains - I can see her, she can't see me) and she is whining at the top of her little pup lungs.
Bad mom or not, she's staying out there. We have to push the little birds out of the nest every once in a while, right?